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Forthcoming meetings

Below are some forthcoming meetings that may be of interest to IGS members.

Please send announcements about meetings suitable for inclusion on this page to us at our usual contact details.

Items marked ** are IGS sponsored
Items marked * are IGS co-sponsored

4–8 September 2017

European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2017

Session UP2.4: The cryosphere and its interactions with meteorology and the climate system. Convener: Renato R. Colluci

Dublin, Ireland

See conference website

5 September 2017

Workshop on Cryoturbation

Oslo, Norway

Contact Ivar Berthling <>

5–7 September 2017

International Workshop on Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Elastic Deformation,

Reykjavik, Iceland

See workshop website

6–7 September 2017

**International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Contact: Amber Leeson <>

Links to the Branch Meeting website for registration and abstract submission here.

10–15 September 2017

SCAR/Past Antarctic Ice Sheet (PAIS) conference

Trieste, Italy
Side-conference (Wednesday): Can we (re)construct the past and future extent of Antarctic ice shelves? Contact Florence Colleoni <>

See conference website

11–12 September 2017

Greenland Ice Sheet stability workshop

Buffalo, New York, USA

See workshop website

11–15 September 2017

Geo Hackweek

Five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking, focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize geospatial data

Seattle, Washington, USA

See course website

11–15 September 2017

Workshop: Multi-scale modelling of sea ice characteristics and behaviour

Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK

See workshop website

12–23 September 2017

Karthaus course: Ice sheets and glaciers in the climate system

Karthaus, Italy

See summer school website

19–21 September 2017

UK Arctic Science Conference

Oban, UK

See conference website

20–22 September 2017

Workshop: Modeling meltwater in snow and firn: processes, validation, intercomparison and model uses of optical remotely sensed data

Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact Peter Langen <>

25 September 2017

Workshop: Future developments in climate sea ice modelling

Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK

See workshop website
Contact Danny Feltham <>

25–30 September 2017

2.5 ECTS Ice core analysis and techniques (ICAT) PhD school

Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact Helle Astrid Kjær<>
See PhD school website

4–5 October 2017

1st International SCAR–ANTPAS workshop

Varese, Italy
Workshop agenda and General information as PDF

8–11 October 2017

2017 West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop

Camp Casey Conference Center, Washington, USA

See workshop website

9–11 October 2017

Workshop: Improved satellite retrievals of sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness for climate applications

Hamburg, Germany

Contact Stefan Kern <> or Dirk Notz <>

10–12 October 2017

Finse International Snow Workshop

Finse Alpine Research Center, Norway

See workshop flyer

13–14 October 2017

North West Glaciologists meeting

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Contact: Valentina Radic <>
See meeting website

18–20 October 2017

Polar CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Dynamical Experiment – Arctic and Antarctic domains) meeting

Cambridge, UK

See meeting website

22–25 October 2017

Geological Society of America Fall Meeting

Seattle, Washington, USA

Session T42. Glacier and Ice Sheet Grounding Lines: Contemporary and Past Observations of Grounding Line Processes, Behavior, and Landforms.
Contact Nick Holschuh
Session T179. New Concepts in Glaciation of the Western Cordillera of North America. Contact Jonathan Cripps <>

25–27 October 2017

**International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

Uppsala, Sweden

See meeting website
Contact: Veijo Pohjola <>, Rickard Pettersson <> or Ward van Pelt <>

6–8 November 2017

Svalbard Science Conference 2017

Oslo, Norway

See conference website

8–9 November 2017

Liestøl Symposium: Integrating field measurements, remote sensing, and models of Svalbard glacier mass balance

Oslo, Norway
See Svalbard Science Conference website

11–15 December 2017

Conference: Arctic change 2017

Québec, Canada
See conference website

3–5 January 2018

QRA Annual Discussion Meeting

Plymouth, UK
See meeting website
Contact: Caroline Clason <>

8–12 January 2018

4th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice

Zurich, Switzerland

See conference website
Contact: Thorsten Bartels-Rausch <>

9–11 January 2018

Snow Measurement Field School

Fraser, Colorado, USA

See event website

15–18 January 2018

Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-5)

Tokyo, Japan
See symposium website

22–24 January 2018

Workshop on the dynamics and mass budget of Arctic glaciers/IASC Network on Arctic Glaciology Annual Meeting

Obergurgl, Austria
Contact Thorben Dunse <>
See workshop website

11–16 February 2018

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018

Portland, Oregon, USA

See meeting website

11–17 February 2018

4th Snow Science Winter School

Col du Lautaret, France

See school website

12–15 February 2018

International Conference on Snow Hydrology (SnowHydro18)

Heidelberg, Germany

See conference website

14–19 March 2018

**International Symposium on Cryosphere and Biosphere

Kyoto, Japan

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Professor Nozomu Takeuchi, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan <>

21–23 March 2018

Taking the temperature of the Antarctic continent: Workshop on Antarctic geothermal heat flux

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

First circular as PDF

25–29 March 2018

27th International Polar Conference

Rostock, Germany

Download First Circular

17–27 April 2018

Second Polar Prediction School 2018

Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden

See school website

3–8 June 2018

**International Symposium on Timescales, Processes and Ice Sheet Changes

Buffalo, NY, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Beáta Csathó, University at Buffalo, NY, USA <>

15–15 June 2018

University of Alaska, Fairbanks: Fifth International Summer School in Glaciology

McCarthy, Alaska, USA

See school website

15–26 June 2018

POLAR2018 – the SCAR and IASC/ASSW Conference

15 - 18 June SCAR and IASC/ASSW Business & Satellite Meetings
19 - 23 June SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference
24 - 26 June SCAR Delegates Meeting & 2018 Arctic Observing Summit

Davos, Switzerland

See conference website
Contact: Anja Schilling Hoyle, conference manager <>

24–29 September 2018

Symposium: 25 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores (Portugal)

Contact: Jérôme Benveniste <>

9–11 October 2018

2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Rovaniemi, Finland

See congress website
Contact: CAFF <>

12–17 May 2019

**International Symposium on Erosion and Sedimentation

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Neal Iverson <>

24–28 June 2019

**International Symposium on Five Decades of Radioglaciology

Stanford, California, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Dustin Schroeder <>

August 2019

**International Symposium on Sea Ice

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
David Barber University of Manitoba <>

23–27 September 2019

**International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches

Chandigarh, India

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)

Late August/early September​ 2020

**International Symposium on Ice Stream Dynamics

Durham, UK

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Chris Stokes <>

September 2021

**International International Symposium on Southern Hemisphere Glaciers under Pressure: subglacial lakes, subaquatic environments, calving glaciers and climate

Valdivia, Chile

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Andrés Rivera, Centro de Estudios Cientificos,